Menopause's Mixed Signals
Some women's first signs of menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. While miserable to endure, they may be an early indication of a lowered risk of heart disease. A recent study reassures women that the early onset of these symptoms may actually be a good thing. But, this research also highlights health concerns for women who get these symptoms late in their menopausal experience. Hot flashes and night sweats in early menopause––gifts in disguise. JoAnn Manson of Brigham and Women's Hospital commented that these symptoms in the early days of menopause do not indicate that a ...
Boning Up for Menopause Helps Colons
Women trying to treat their menopause symptoms with hormone replacement therapy drugs have heard for years of the potentially terrible side effects they can cause. However, some medications not only treat one ailment, but might even prevent another.
Hot Flash: What Is A Girl To Do?
Hot flashes or power surges are bothersome and sometimes embarrassing no matter which name you call them by. Flushed skin, rivers of perspiration, and increased heat (not only in the kitchen) are menopausal symptoms that disrupt many women’s lives. And while hormone replacement therapy is not safe for all women, there is hope on the horizon in the form of antidepressants. Antidepressants reduce hot flashes in 50% of women. Ellen Freeman, a research professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, reports that hormon...
The Case Against Menopausal Flashing
Many women approaching the change of life are familiar with racing hearts, rivers of perspiration and heat flushed faces-just some of the more unpleasant symptoms of menopause. While hormone replacement therapy may carry too many risks for most women, there is help on the horizon from anti-depressants.
Another Trick for Nitroglycerin
Brittle bones make for an uneasy existence for many older women. A slip on a curb, or a bump on the shin from a grandchild’s tricycle, could lead to a far more serious injury than a little black and blue spot and some muscle soreness.
Why Pregnancy Protects Against Breast Cancer
Motherhood may be one of the greatest blessings for many women. First, a woman receives the precious gift of a child. Then, she also is protected from breast cancer throughout her life.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The wonderful children's book teaching cause and effect, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, just giving a mouse a cookie sets off a fun chain of events: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. ....." Another chain of events seems to take place when a female baby is in a compromised uterus. Two things, not necessarily in this order, take place: Asthma and early onset of her menstrual cycle. Metabolism and hormones appear to have an impact on the respiratory system The chain ...
Menopause Coping System
How we tolerate our hot flashes and mood swings during our midlife change often depends on how we have approached the challenges presented to us throughout other times in our life.
New Findings on Hormone Replacement Therapy
You may remember some years ago when a large women's study was stopped because one of the therapies being tested was shown to actually increase the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
Wherever Thou Goest, Menopause Will Go
Whales have often held the fascination of many people, and women may have more in common with these magnificent creatures that cruise our oceans than we originally thought, particularly women in menopause.